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the united states. >> in the united states we have a different set of worries we are seeing warnings from big american companies about their future earnings. we ended the third quarter and already we heard from fedex, caterpillar, big global companies that are citing europe. caterpillar is citing china, as well. what are you expecting out of the earnings period that we will see in the next couple of weeks? >> there is a slow down in the global economy. off recession in europe and a slowdown in china which is more significant than the chinese gdp numbers suggest. that is rippling to countries like korea, taiwan and japan. that is affecting the global economy. big global companies are hurt by that. more domestically-focused companies in the united states ought to do better. >> what about the fiscal cliff. it doesn't look like anything will happen until after the elections. we have the tax cuts expiring, spending programs expiring. a lot of people think it will lead to a recession in 2013. how do you think this gets resolved, an what subpoena the impact? >> i wish we had better election
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